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EMAIL FROM … NEW YORK (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

Friedemann Vogel and Alina Cojocaru, Photo: Sila Avvakum

Friedemann Vogel and Alina Cojocaru, Photo: Sila Avvakum

Dear Friends in Stuttgart!

Hello from New York City! Since the weekend I am here with Alina Cojocaru to rehearse for my premiere as Armand in Sir Frederic Ashton’s ballet  Marguerite and Armand. It is a wonderful story ballet in just one act, based on Alexandre Dumas’ famous novel The Lady of the Camellias. Ashton created this piece for the two ballet stars Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and since then not many other dancers have danced it here, so it is a special honor to us to be dancing this famous choreography now.

There will be two performances tonight and tomorrow night at the New York City Center, as part of the Fall for Dance Festival. We are both excited and looking forward to this.

Love to Stuttgart, yours

Friedemann


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EMAIL FROM … NEW YORK (FRIEDEMANN VOGEL)

Friedemann Vogel in The Lady of the Camelias

Friedemann Vogel in The Lady of the Camelias

Hi everybody!

I’m in the Big Apple and so happy to be back here. Tonight I’m dancing at the World Ballet Stars Gala at Lincoln Center. I’m dancing the final pas de deux of John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camelias with Alina Cojocaru. Alina has put this gala together and has invited some great dancers who I am really looking forward to performing with again, among others Tamara Rojo, Daniil Simkin, Ulyana Lopatkina and of course Johan Kobborg.

See you soon in Stuttgart for The Sleeping Beauty,

lots of love

Friedemann


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EMAIL FROM … LONDON (JASON REILLY)

Jason Reilly and Alina Cojocaru in John Cranko's Onegin (Copyright: Bill Cooper)

Jason Reilly and Alina Cojocaru in John Cranko’s Onegin (Copyright: Bill Cooper)

Hello Everyone,

after a whirlwind of preparations and rehearsals, I am gearing up for my first performance of Onegin with the Royal Ballet. My partner is Alina Cojocaru and this is the first time we are dancing together,
so of course I am having fun because I LOVE to work with different partners, especially when they are stupendous dancers and really, really pretty! No, seriously, it is fabulous to work with Alina and of course it is awesome to be back here on the stage of the Royal Opera House here in Covent Garden.

See you soon again in Stuttgart and all the best,
Jason